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by Maxim Gorky,Ronald Wilks


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Series: Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin (Book 650). It is difficult to judge how authentic these youth memoirs are. This book is like a window opening into Russian life in the late nineteenth century showing the poverty of the people and how they managed to survive.

Series: Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin (Book 650). The way Gorky depicts his maternal grandparents is magnificent. Especially the believes and ideas of his grandmother are echoes of a now long gone past.

My Childhood (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin). Maxim Gorky was one of the world's greatest writers. My Apprenticeship (Classics). Autobiography of Maxim Gorky: My Childhood, in the World, My Universities. It's sad that Penguin or another classics publisher (such as Oxford University Press) is no longer reprinting this book for English readers. If you love literature and you see this book somewhere, you'd do well to read a few pages.

Coloured by poverty and horrifying brutality, Gorky's childhood equipped him to understand - in a way denied to a Tolstoy or a Turgenev - the life of the ordinary Russian.

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Series: Penguin Twentieth Century Classics. Paperback: 368 pages. Maxim Gorky's My Apprenticeship is the second part of his three part autobiography which includes My Childhood and My Universities

Series: Penguin Twentieth Century Classics. Publisher: Penguin Classics (September 1, 1990). Maxim Gorky's My Apprenticeship is the second part of his three part autobiography which includes My Childhood and My Universities. For those who haven't been introduced to Gorky, Maxim Gorky is the pen name of Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov, born in 1868 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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1926 My Childhood, the first volume of Gorky's autobiographical trilogy, was in part an act of exorcism.

Maxim Gorky, pseudonym of Alexei Maksimovich Peshkov, Soviet novelist, playwright and essayist, who was a founder of social realism. Although known principally as a writer, he was closely associated with the tumultuous revolutionary period of his own country. My Childhood, the first volume of Gorky's autobiographical trilogy, was in part an act of exorcism. It describes a life begun in the raw, remembered with extraordinary charm and poignancy and without bitterness. Of all Gorky's books this is the one that made him the father of Russian literature

Translated by Ronald Wilks. Penguin Modern Classics .

Translated by Ronald Wilks. In 1966, when Ronald Wilks translated the first part of Gorky’s fascinating autobiography, the town of Nizhny Novogorod was still called Gorky in the author’s honor. Wilks describes him in the introduction as the great central figure in 20th century Russian literature. Falling dramatically out of fashion in the intervening years, Gorky’s works have been understandably neglected while books that were suppressed during the Soviet era were rediscovered and rightly celebrated. My Childhood begins with the funeral of the writer’s father: The black discs of copper coins firmly sealed his once shining eyes.

My Childhood' by Maxim Gorky was published 60 years after Tolstoy's 'Childhood' and they make . Перевод: Ronald Wilks.

My Childhood' by Maxim Gorky was published 60 years after Tolstoy's 'Childhood' and they make fascinating companion pieces. It is not Tolstoy's gentille, educated society, where money is only hinted. My Childhood Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series Penguin Modern Classics Penguin classics Penguin twentieth-century classics.

Coloured by poverty and horrifying brutality, Gorky's childhood equipped him to understand - in a way denied to a Tolstoy or a Turgenev - the life of the ordinary Russian. After his father, a paperhanger and upholsterer, died of cholera, five-year-old Gorky was taken to live with his grandfather, a polecat-faced tyrant who would regularly beat him unconscious, and with his grandmother, a tender mountain of a woman and a wonderful storyteller, who would kneel beside their bed (with Gorky inside it pretending to be asleep) and give God her views on the day's happenings, down to the last fascinating details. She was, in fact, Gorky's closest friend and the epic heroine of a book swarming with characters and with the sensations of a curious and often frightened little boy. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Comments: (7)

Kerry
I purchased this inexpensive Kindle version only to find it so riddled with errors that it was unreadable. 19 errors on a single page!
Tar
A few days ago, I finished reading Maxim Gorky's account simply titled "My Childhood." It was heart-rending in its descriptions of poverty and its effects: abuse and brokenness; the unrelenting harshness of pre-revolutionary Russia through the eyes of a child. Little Alexey Peshkov, thank goodness, was able to survive it all, growing up to become the mythic Maxim Gorky.

I agree with the editor and translator Graham Hettlinger's assertion that Gorky never lost his love for life, boundless curiosity, and compassion for humanity. A hard Russian childhood created Gorky the committed activist and realist pioneer. He loved the Russian people all his life.
Tygrafym
Like Dostoevsky? Then this is for you. Great literature in every sense -- extremely well written -- a passionate account of Gorky's life in a large family growing up 19th Century Russia. Vividly described through his own eyes as a child suddenly thrust into a hurricane of conflicting, very Russian beliefs, desires, hatreds, traditions and often violent rages. After his father dies when he's a young boy, his mother distances herself from him and his grandmother takes him to her own family in another city, where he imperfectly fits into a tradesman's family consisting of a violent but somehow lovable grandfather, young angry uncles vying for their father's inheritance, tragic nieces . . . . There's an account of beatings from his grandfather you'll never forget!
Mardin
It is difficult to judge how authentic these youth memoirs are. This book is like a window opening into Russian life in the late nineteenth century showing the poverty of the people and how they managed to survive. The way Gorky depicts his maternal grandparents is magnificent. Especially the believes and ideas of his grandmother are echoes of a now long gone past. In the middle ages and in late antiquity people would understand her way of life better than we 'modern' readers. I enjoyed the book from beginning to end even though I am certainly not a Gorky fan.
Camper
This is the heart rending account of a person who not only survived the poverty and miserable conditions of his environment and the cruel treatment by his grandfather but went on to become a great man , compassionate in his treatment of his fellowmen, a great literary figure,
and one of the few moderate and sensible socialist leaders of the pre-stalinist period.Even Lenin respected him though they were at opposite
ends of the political spectrum!.
Granigrinn
It is an engrossing view into the hard life of Russian villagers in the late 19th century. Gorsky sees the humanity in them with a keen and tender eye, even though the worst of their brutality towards each other (in particular women and children). He spares the reader nothing: the ugliness of poverty, the greed that prosperity brings, the violence of the oppressed towards others, etc. But he also describes the beauty of Russia and of solidarity, as in how the women help and support each other. In a way, the memoir pressages the coming Russian revolution which was still dome decades away.
Adrielmeena
I have been a lover of late 19th, early 20th century literature for sometime, but had never read anything by Gorky. What an oversight. My Childhood is an engrossing and captivating read. It's wonderfully written and almost poetic in it's description of life as a Russian peasant. I'd heartily recommend it.
This is necessary reading if you want to understand the Russian soul, but is really hard for my pampered American soul to endure. It did give me some background which I appreciated when I was able to visit his childhood home and appreciate the respect the Russians give to this hero of theirs.
My Childhood (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) download epub
Historical
Author: Maxim Gorky,Ronald Wilks
ISBN: 0140182853
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reprint edition (November 1, 1991)
Pages: 240 pages